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Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Specifications for rail-way superstr[u]cture on the Peoria and Warsaw Rail Road

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231044949]
Identifier: MSS 1014
Scope and Contents

Printed contract with handwritten additions and signatures giving specifications for the construction of a railroad in Illinois. The word "superstrcture" was misspelled on the title of the item.

Dates: 1839

William Weston letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325760]
Identifier: MSS SC 2708
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated Feb. 1843 and addressed to George C. Weston of Rockville, Connecticut. The item was also written by "Rebeca Weston." The Westons express a negative view of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith. They also dislike the fact that many Mormons are coming to Illinois.

Dates: 1843 February

James W. Woods memoirs

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308477]
Identifier: MSS SC 1060
Scope and Contents Photocopied typescript of an autobiography. In 1882 when Woods was "upwards of eighty years of age" he was interviewed for several weeks probably by Edgar R. Harlan with a stenographer present who wrote down the conversations. These materials were later condensed and pertinent portions were woven into a narrative. As a lawyer in Iowa, Woods was involved in many legal actions of that state. Woods was hired by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) to serve as his counselor when he and his brother Hyrum...
Dates: 1882